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The Bad Mother's Diary (Bad Mother's Romance #1)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  2,068 Ratings  ·  168 Reviews
BRAND NEW laugh-out-loud kindle unlimited romantic comedy, from bestselling romance author, Suzy K Quinn.
If you liked the Unmumsy Mum, a Year in the Life of a Playground Mother and Life Swap, you’ll LOVE this new kindle unlimited feel-good romance.

Juliette Duffy has had a baby. But motherhood isn’t quite how she imagined it.
She doesn’t live in a cottage with roses arou
Kindle Edition, 320 pages
Published June 30th 2015 by Motherhood Fiction
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Jul 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Loved it. I'm hoping for a sequel? :)
Jun 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Vaikučių aš neturiu, jų reikaliukų, nemigo naktų, tyrelių ar sauskelnių ekspertė tikrai nesu. Tad kodėl mane sudomino ši knyga? Nes pavadinime buvo žodis dienoraštis, o virš jo puikavosi galybė knygą liaupsinančių skaitytojų įvertinimų. Nors jais tikėti galima ne visada tačiau žodžiu dienoraštis, kuomet jis pranašauja linksmus dalykus, dažniausiai tikiu. Jis man žada trumpus tekstukus apie visiškai kasdieninius dalykus, kartais net pompastiškai juokingus, kas vasarą man "susivalgo" kaip desertas ...more
May 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
A light-hearted read with a few funny moments and an uplifting feel-good factor.

- It's a fun enough book that's well-suited to when you need a light read to perk you up
- The Duffy family are pretty great albeit swamped with clichés e.g. irresponsible young mother 'who's just a baby herself', studious older sister who's a bit boring but knows exactly what to do in each situation
- The main character felt believable and utterly relatable

- There are no surprises in this book whatsoever, i
Anne Mackle
Jun 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Juliette is a typical new mum, not sure if she's doing things right. She can't get her baby Daisy to sleep no matter who's advice she follows so she is physically and mentally exhausted. Nick, her partner is not helping matters, in fact he is like an overgrown schoolboy. They live in an apartment owned by Nick's mum Helen who is always popping in while being no help at all while making it clear that she doesn't think Juliette is good enough for her darling son.

Juliette would like to be the per
Bea Hale
Jun 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I didn't mean to read it so quickly....

When I started this book it was simply as a filler book to tide me other until a book in a series I'm addicted to was released. The plan was to read 20 pages a night, that would get me through....I think I !managed 20 pages the first night and on the second night I couldn't put it down. My kindle died in the middle of reading and I realised it was almost 5am. Oops.

Entering the third day I'd given up my plan and allowed myself to fall into the book.

The char
Jan 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: free-to-review
This review is from: Baby, Me, OMG: Motherhood fiction (Surprise Baby Romance) (Kindle Edition)
Will start by saying I love this writer and have read many of her previous works. This book is in a date order like you would write in a diary. That was a bit hard for me to stay on the story line. Kind of choppy this way. But the story and main character Juliette were quite true to life for I would say many women. Struggles of keeping a family together when only one is trying. Fighting against depress
Aug 21, 2017 rated it really liked it

This an amazing light read. It puts a humourous aspect on parenting. This is filled with romance. Couldn't put it down. I'm so glad it all worked out for Jules in the end and I look forward to reading the next book
Tracy Cockburn
Apr 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great read

Really good easy read. Will be starting the next one straight away as i m dying to know what's going to happen
Hayley Burrows
Jul 09, 2018 rated it liked it
Totally predictable. Read outside in the sunshine, characters slightly OTT for me and the end was a bit rushed. A fun, quick read that made me smile
Aanandita Maitra
Jan 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
The much discussed topic of motherhood presented in a charming and humorous platter!
Witty & humorous, with a dash of romance added to the mix. A heartwarming but realistic romantic comedy which peels the layers of perfect motherhood and gives a peek into the daily life of a middle class mother, where sometimes money is short and trying to balance motherhood while aiming to get back the perfect body seem to collide at every turn. It's also a story about understanding relationships and maturin
Rachelle Reads
Feb 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing

Juliette's diary of motherhood, baby daddy fiancé, family and friendships is so spot on it could be told by any of us.
I loved everything about this book. It made me laugh a whole bunch, smile, and even cry a little. You can totally relate to Juliette and what's she's going through. She's such a realistic character. I adore her. I could be her when I was a mom for the first time.
I absolutely love her friends and her family they are so supportive and loving and they all have their ow
Cynthia Lanovaz
Feb 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I just finished reading "Bad Mother's Diary." I haven't felt all that well lately, so I thought I would read and try and not do anything. At first it was hard for me to get into, but once I got to the quarter mark I didn't want to put it down. I was pissed at Alex for not trying harder to get Juliette to forget Nick, but I understood where he was coming from. I thought that Nick was up yo something when he wouldn't be home until late. On her wedding day of all days to find out that her best frie ...more
Heather Hanly
Aug 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: chick-lit
I have just this minute finished this book and had to leave a 5 star review as I enjoyed it so much. Extremely witty, this diary of motherhood made me laugh out loud and was a fun, feel-good read.
As a mother to a one year old, I could relate to all the baby mishaps which conjured up my own fun memories with my daughter. I look forward to any future books and have to agree, a happy baby is most certainly a sparkly baby!
Roxanne Clarke
Mar 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Very good

An easy read finished it in a day
. Its funny and you cannot help but to fall in love with the duffy family
Dee Warner
Aug 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Suzy K. Quinn has somewhat confounded me with this book! There are some holes to pick in both this book and the free Novella linked in the end of the book. There are some massive inaccuracies littered throughout both titles. The story line has an air of predictability about it, and some of the finishing is lacking. It should be one of those books that you read the first few pages of, think "tripe" and never pick up again. Yet, it absolutely is not! It's one that you keep going back to. Despite e ...more
Jul 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I would have given this book infinite stars if I could. I've had three marvelous days reading. I've run through a riot of emotions: mostly anticipation but also joy, disgust, sadness, derision, amused, scornful.
I was so afraid Juliette would continue to be stupid about Nick, but she grew wise. I've already acquired the other books and am waiting for the new one in October.
I had a lovely time. Erotica has become lately more pornographic, and the story lines suck except for a few rare authors.
I a
Sep 17, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: book-club
Not quite the 'laugh out loud' comedy the book promises, but more of a chuckle to myself in places type of book. It is written in a diary format, which made it really quick and easy to read. I finished the book in about 5 hours (broken up in about 4 train journeys and a couple of hours in bed).

I would say it follows the typical chick-lit format, girl starts with an asshole, meets 'the one', eventually realises that the asshole is an asshole and gets with 'the one', loses 'the one' because of th
Sandra M Stott
Jun 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
The Bad Mother's Diary

Although not my usual read, I loved this book and have already downloaded the sequel.

I would have given it five stars but knocked one off for poor grammar. 'You and I' was used throughout the book when it should have been 'you and me'. Why do so many authors have such a poor understanding of their own language? You would never say 'he gave it to I' so why say 'he he gave it to you and I'? Just Google 'object and subject' ; I should never be used as the object of a sentence.
Fiona Wilson
May 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017-reads, favorites
I love books like this as it gives a much truer insight into the lives of people trying to cope with everyday life. Yes it is fiction, but there is so much stuff throughout that I know is closer to the truth for a lot of mum's out there. Working as a nanny for over twenty years I can empathise with a lot of what the mum in this story shares with the reade.

This is a hilarious read, which gave me plenty of laugh out loud moments. There are also many heartwarming moments throughout. Combining these
Apr 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Brilliant....Just Brilliant

I don't normally write reviews, but on this occasion I had to. This is not my normal genre, but it looked fun. Couldn't put it down. Read the book from start to finish in one sitting. Funny, sad, hysterical, normal, crazy... I could go on but need to download the next book from this wonderfully entertaining and fresh new to me, author. Recommend for anyone who needs a lift in spirit of just an entertaining read. Please, Suzy, keep writing, I am hooked. 😀
Mar 12, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017, jav-bk-grp, e-book
A holiday read.
This is not a book I would normally have chosen but our book group wanted it for this month, so I thought I'd give it a go. It was an easy enough read, although rather predictable and the ending was a bit rushed. It felt like a cross between Sophie Kinsella (Shopaholic books) and Helen Fielding (Bridget Jones).
I cringed at the appearance of the author half way through, congratulating us for getting this far, I hope this does not become an author trend.

Juliette Duffy and Nick Spenc
"En résumé, un premier tome qui ne m'a plus convaincue que ça, malheureusement... Moi qui m'attendais à une lecture détente et fraîche, je me suis retrouvée face à une fille qui se plaint, rabâche toujours les même choses et pleure tout le temps. C'est bien dommage car l'idée de base était très intéressante et aurait mérité plus d'humour ! Mais je suis certaine que beaucoup d'entre vous y trouverons leur bonheur !"

Chronique complète:
carole hill
Sep 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sooo funny

OMG...I've not laughed as much for ages...I couldn't put the bloody thing down..I've never read a book so quick..juliet..what a girl..the most annoying thing was my partner kept asking what I was laughing at...I said " oh you wouldn't get it love" Suzy k Quinn thanks for keeping me goes I'm ready to start The Bad Mother's Detox....I'll let you know how I get on..x
Leanne Keenoo
Jun 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
A light hearted chick lit read.
Jules is fed up with her loser of a partner Nick and his overbearing mother but he is the father of her baby Daisy so tries to give the relationship a go for Daisy's sake.
But things go wrong.
A lot can change in a year.
Funny, sweet and written in diary form, a quick, easy read.
Carole Scott
May 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Amazing, brilliant, funny, a MUST read

Fantastic book i couldn't put it down (it's now 4.50am). I can't wait to read the next book. If you want a funny, uplifting read then this book 100% delivers. Do yourself a favour and read this book, you will not be disappointed. Thank you Suzy you are a very talented author.
Jayne Holmes
May 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Feel Good Factor

A quick read for me but found myself wanting to read just one more entry. It is a typical Cinderella story and everything gets tied up neatly in a now but somehow I found myself rooting for them. I really wanted to find out what happened next and to make sure the bad guys got their comeuppance. Light hearted, funny and a very enjoyable read.
Karen Marquick
Jan 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Brilliant, funny, heart warming

I just about managed to read this through the tears continually stinging my eyes and rolling down my cheeks! My children were quite concerned! It took many attempts to reassure them that mummy was just crying with laughter, or crying with happiness. So totally brilliant. If you are a mum Read this book!!
Jul 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was a very easy read. I wanted something light-hearted after reading so much crime novels. I loved the diary format. Very funny and easy to relate to. Very predictable though there was no suspense. However I am quite excited to find out what happens in the second book as it did end on a cliffhanger.
Jul 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved this

Thought it would be another chick flick, which would have been fine but it was much more than that. Written in such a chatty, fun way that made it hard to put down as just kept thinking 'I'll just read one more day!' Funny, heart warming plus some suspense, loved it!
laura milnes
Jul 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Unexpectedly good

Honestly worried that this was a poor man's Bridget Jones to start but the story held its own. Yes, there could have been a bit more depth, as a mum too there were some missed opportunities here, but the read was entertaining, light and endearing.
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